Ministry of Agriculture and Food

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food has chief responsibility for food policy and agricultural policy.

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Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) has been established

2015-08-21 - Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research - NIBIO, now one of the largest research institutions  in Norway, was established today, merging staff and responsibilities from Bioforsk, The Norwegian Institute of Forestry and Landscape and The Norwegian Institute of Agricultural Economy Research. The Government is convinced that this 700 people strong pool of talent will contribute considerably to unlock the potential of bioeconomics in Norway.

The delegation from Peru and Costa Rica with State Secretary Hanne Maren Blaafjelldal and the Director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, Aaslaug Haga.

Potato seed deposit at Svalbard Global Seed Vault

2015-08-26 - Delegations from Peru and Costa Rica will deposit potato seeds at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault this week. State Secretary Hanne Maren Blaafjelldal participates at the seed deposit together with, among others, Costa Rica's Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, mr Arauz Cavallini, and the Director-General of FAO, mr José Graziano da Silva.

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Export subsidies to be terminated

2015-05-29 - In a White Paper on globalization and trade, presented in Norwegian Cabinet today, the Norwegian Government proposes to terminate all agricultural export subsidies by the end of 2019.

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